According to press accounts, NASA may be about to announce the discovery of strong evidence of life on Mars. See Has ‘Curiosity’ Sniffed Signs of Life?
This would be exciting, if true.
Does that challenge anyone’s doctrine or faith? Why or why not?
To me, God gave humanity domain over the earth and all it contains. Our rebellion and fall only effected us and the rest of creation on Earth, and Christ’s redemption likewise focused only on humanity and redeeming His creation here on Earth.
What God does or doesn’t do beyond Earth and humanity, and how He relates to the rest of creation, are outside the scope of His revelation to us in scripture – and thus are totally open questions.
I would respond in awe, and not be the least threatened in my faith, if we find that the universe is teaming with life.
How about you?